Captured inside the Ark Synagogue
This abandoned grade 2 listed synagogue was built in 1936/1937 and was designed by architect Ernest Alfred Shennan.
Built in a rare Art Deco design it features a standard brick-faced façade but has distinctive tall vertical windows. The synagogue closed in 2008 after serving the local Jewish community for over 70 years as the congregation merged with another local synagogue.
The synagogue was given upgraded grade 2 status and features on the Heritage at risk register. Future plans include conversion of the building into sheltered housing for the Jewish community, however t, is scheme is likely to be abandoned in favour of the sale of the building to a third party organisation.
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